BLUE EARTH - Funeral services for Margie M. Hanson, 91, of Blue Earth will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Janet Crissinger-Clark officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Margie died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Visitation will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com
Margie was born on Aug. 24, 1921, in Truman, Minn., to Fred and Ruth (Wilkenson) Schofield, the middle of three children, with older brother Hank, and younger sister Myrle (Pudgy). She was raised a Baptist. Margie graduated from Truman High School in 1939 and soon married Morris Hanson in Blue Earth in 1941 and became a member of Salem Evangelical UB Church. The couple had five children, Charles (Carol) who lives in Eugene, Ore., Craig, deceased, who lived in Fairmont, Morris Jr. (Barb) who lives in Blue Earth, Mike (Margaret) who lives in Martinborough, New Zealand, Joy (Gary) Anderson who lives in Princeton, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Corey, Curt, Nathan, Erica, Jenna, Ron, and Mark; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren, going on nine. Margie was president of the Auxiliary of Lakeview Care Center, Fairmont, Minn., president of the PTA, president of the Legion Auxiliary, Sunday school teacher, Circle leader, was actively involved in various church committees, chairman of the PTO, voting judge for the City of Blue Earth, member of the Neighborhood Club, belonged to a knitting club, a sewing club, Riverside Town and Country Club, and took ceramics and many Community Ed courses. Margie took great joy in the people around her and loved being social. With an addictive smile, Margie easily drew people to her. Her granddaughter Jenna recently said that the one of the things she most admired about her grandmother was her ability to find the best of every situation, and this was so true. As a mother and a grandmother, she took pride in her family, surrounding them with love. She was active in the Blue Earth community and enjoyed high school sports, especially wrestling and football. She loved to travel, including visits to relatives in Oregon, New Zealand, and trips to Hawaii, England, and the southern states. Although the transition to St. Luke's was not easy at first, she was happy there and mentioned often how good they were to her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother and sister; two infant siblings; son, Craig; one great great-grandchild, and other dear friends.